Liver and gastrointestinal diseases in pregnancy

Alexander Gimson

in Oxford Textbook of Medicine

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Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780199204854
Published online May 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199570973 | DOI:

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Liver and gastrointestinal diseases in pregnancy

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Hyperemesis gravidarum—a condition of unknown cause where severe vomiting can lead to volume depletion, ketonuria, electrolyte disturbances, and nutritional deficiency. Management is supportive.

Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy—a common cause of jaundice in pregnancy, presenting in the second or third trimester, usually with pruritus. Serum bilirubin and aminotransferases may be elevated, with no significant rise in alkaline phosphatase (beyond the normal elevation expected in pregnancy) or ...

Chapter.  6114 words. 

Subjects: Obstetrics

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